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15th Emile Argand Alpine Workshop, Ljubljana 2022, Slovenia

Alpine Workshop Special Issue

The Alps are the best-studied orogen in the world, providing a rich geological record of the processes that operated during the closure of the Tethyan oceanic realm and the resulting collision of the African and European continents. Modern research in Alpine geology ranges from large international collaborations aimed at imaging the lithospheric and mantle structure below the orogen, to local field studies, which continue to provide important constraints for the orogen evolution and challenges for the established models. In recent decades, research is increasingly focusing on the connecting orogenic chains, such as the Carpathians and the Dinarides, to advance the understanding of the entire peri-Mediterranean orogenic system and the processes shaping the orogens in general.

Following the 15th Emile Argand Conference on Alpine Geological Studies (commonly known as the Alpine Workshop) held in Ljubljana in Sept 2022, we announce a thematic volume aiming to present contributions across a wide range of geological disciplines (tectonics and structural geology, petrology and geochemistry, geochronology, sedimentology and basin analysis, geophysics and geomorphology) to advance our knowledge of how the Alpine orogen evolved through time.

Lead Guest Editor:

Boštjan Rožič     
University of Ljubljana

Guest Editors:

Marko Vrabec   
University of Ljubljana

Stefan Schmid  
ETH Zürich

Submission deadline: December 31, 2023

  1. The Troiseck-Floning and Rosskogel nappes are part of the Austroalpine Unit in the eastern part of the Eastern Alps. The nappes are in tectonic contact and comprise Permian to Mesozoic lower greenschist facies...

    Authors: Martin K. Reiser, Ralf Schuster, Christoph Iglseder, Daniela Gallhofer and Josef Nievoll
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2024 117:11
  2. During the Middle Triassic, intensive volcanic activity took place along the eastern margin of Pangea, including the Greater Adria promontory, due to the Neotethyan oceanization. This resulted in the formation...

    Authors: Duje Smirčić, Matija Vukovski, Damir Slovenec, Duje Kukoč, Branimir Šegvić, Marija Horvat, Mirko Belak, Tonći Grgasović and Luka Badurina
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2024 117:5
  3. The study area is located in cental Slovenia, and geologically located at the junction between the Alps and the Dinarides. The Middle Triassic of this region is characterised by intense rifting manifested by d...

    Authors: Boštjan Rožič, Anja Kocjančič, Luka Gale, Nina Zupančič, Tomislav Popit, Primož Vodnik, Tea Kolar-Jurkovšek, Rok Brajkovič and Petra Žvab Rožič
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2024 117:3
  4. The Alpine orogeny is a consequence of the collision of Africa with Eurasia, which eliminated the Western Tethys Ocean. Processes similar to those that would have taken place early in that collision can today ...

    Authors: John Milsom
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:20

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